I should add that my raised beds are 8 foot square since we used railroad ties for the first two and then added cement blocks we had in the yard for the third bed. I did two foot square sections. It is a nice way to do a garden as I have quite a bit in a small area. Now comes the hard part - the waiting. I have trouble with the patience required for it to grow until harvest time. There is compost on the bottom and then a couple trailer loads of potting soil to fill it to the top. I have a rather cheap garden since the potting soil was free from a local pine tree farm. Most of the seeds I used were either saved from last year (dill & parsley) or purchased at the end of summer last year. They are still good since I have more lettuce and radish sprouts than I know what to do with already! More pictures and hopefully more sprouts next week!
Saturday, April 26, 2008
My Garden Spot
After promising to post some pictures of my little garden, I am finally getting around to it. This week was hectic and there was little to blog about. Grading papers is not very interesting either to do or read about. Dh and I managed to finish up the garden spot this week and plant both the plants I started and some seeds. First here are the pictures of the raised beds. I have three that are connected together. The first picture also shows one of my kitties. She loves digging in the garden unfortunately.
These were taken on Friday. I think I am going to take pictures every Friday so I can see how it changes from week to week. It was amazing to see how much had sprouted between last night and this morning. I love watching everything sprout and grow!
Here are a few close-ups of some seedlings.
First up - Dill
Next is the Lettuce Sprouts
Finally the Radishes